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Meet Our Board
Chairman of the Board
Graduate, Vanderbilt University and the University of Virginia Law School; attorney, Adams and Reese/Lange Simpson, LLP.
Vice Chairman of the Board
Graduate, University of Montevallo in Alabama. Michael Grainger retired in 2004 from the position of President and Chief Operating Officer of Ingram Micro Inc., the world's largest technology distributor. Prior to that, he was the company's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Earlier in his career, he held executive financial positions with two companies and served as a Certified Public Accountant with Price Waterhouse.
A graduate of St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana (B.A.) and Loyola University Chicago (Ph.D. in American history), Dr. Abroe teaches modern European and American history at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois. Among the boards/commissions to which she belongs are the board of directors of the Save Historic Antietam Foundation, and the Advisory Board of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. She also is a past president of the Civil War Round Table of Chicago.
Trace Adkins is a Grammy-nominated Country Music singer who has produced a string of hits, including: "(This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing," "The Rest of Mine," "Hot Mama," "Rough & Ready," "Arlington," "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk," "Ladies Love Country Boys,” “I Got My Game On,” “You’re Gonna Miss This,” “All I Ask for Anymore.” He is most familiar to film and television audiences from his runner-up performance on “Celebrity Apprentice,” and his recent appearance in The Lincoln Lawyer. His great-great-grandfather served in the 31st Louisiana Infantry before being wounded and taken prisoner at Vicksburg. These ancestral ties inspired Adkins to become involved in preservation.
MBA Graduate, University of California, Berkeley and BA graduate of the University of Redlands. He is the retired Vice President, Tax and Treasury of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. Was the Senior Vice President of Chase Manhattan Bank and before that, Senior Vice President and Treasurer of RJR Nabisco.
Don is a graduate of the University of Mississippi, 1967, and Ole Miss Law School, 1969. He is one of two partners of a fifteen-lawyer firm called Barrett Law Office, P.A.; involved in numerous high-profile laws suits on behalf of clients; awarded the Public Justice Achievement Award by Trial Lawyers for the Public Justice Foundation; provided the foundation donation for the University of Mississippi Center for Civil War Research and is active with the University of Mississippi Foundation.
Historian Emeritus of the National Park Service; Director's Special Assistant for Military Sites and former Chief Historian at the National Park Service; winner of history and preservation awards including the T. Harry Williams Award, the Bruce Catton Award, the Alvin Calman Award, the Bell I. Wiley Award, the Harry S. Truman Award for Meritorious Service in the field of Civil War History, and the CWPT Edwin C. Bearss Lifetime Achievement Award.
BBA University of Georgia Terry College of Business; MBA, Duke University Fuqua School of Business; Chairman, President & C.E.O. of Lee-Moore Oil Company in Sanford, NC; Chairman, Clean Burn Fuels, Board of Directors, Heart Center Board at Duke University Medical Center.
President of Greene Group, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, a privately held holding company; trustee, The University of Alabama System; director, Alabama Heritage Foundation; trustee, Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, Virginia.
Founder & President, Buckley Muething Capital Mgmt. Co.; former Chair Bethlehem Steel Pension Trust; Chair St.Luke’s Hospital Investment Comm.; Trustee Woodrow Wilson Natl. Fellowship Foundation, National Episcopal Church Endowment; Cornell University B.A. 1960, M.B.A. 1962.
Former Executive Vice President, Finance and CFO at Anteon International Corporation. During his service in the United States Marine Corps, he was the recipient of several medals including the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. He is a member of the Marine Corps Association Board of Advisors and Chairman of the Audit Committee, a founder of the Marine Corps Heritage Museum, and a graduate of the New York University Graduate School of Business.
Graduate of the University of Southern California, 1981; President and CEO of AIRTECH, an international family owned and operated company that manufactures carbon composite products for aviation, aerospace, solar power, race cars and marine industries; AIRTECH has plants in Los Angeles, China, the United Kingdom and Luxembourg; Jeff is an active lecturer at a number of LA universities on international business; Jeff is also heavily involved with two historic sites in Southern California: the Banning Museum House and the Drum Barracks.
Harvard MBA, 1978 and Colgate University BA, 1974. Investment banker, with Dillon Read and Co., Merrill Lynch, Prudential Securities and UBS, 1978-1999; Executive Vice President and CFO at Elot, Inc, 2000-2002. Private investor since 2002. Serves as Trustee with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History; Chairman of Out2Play, YC; Director, Visiting Nursing Service of New York; Director, Episcopal Social Services of New York, and Director of Royal Oak Foundation, a US affiliate of the UK National Trust. Bob is passionate about history and has visited most of the major Civil War battlefields as well as iconic battlefields throughout the world.
Graduate of Washington and Lee University; President, The DuBose Companies – a real estate development and construction firm; Board of the Gettysburg National Museum Foundation, Tredegar National Civil War Center Foundation; Past Chair of the Board of the Atlanta Historical Society; Board of Trustees, Washington and Lee University. Assembled with his father what is regarded as the largest private collection of Civil War memorabilia now the basis for the exhibit "Turning Point" at the Atlanta History Center.
Chairman of the Board, NewMarket Corporation, the parent company of Afton Chemical and Ethyl Corporation. He was formerly President & CEO of Ethyl Corporation. Graduate of Virginia Military Institute, former President of VMI’s Board of Visitors. Currently serves on the boards of the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar and the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Engineering, both in Richmond. He also formerly served as a Director of Dominion Resources, James River Paper (now Georgia Pacific), CSX Corporation, Tredegar Industries, First Colony Corporation (now Genworth Financial), Albemarle Corporation, and the American Petroleum Council.
Graduate, University of Michigan, BA, with high honors; University of Chicago, MBA. Recipient of the inaugural 2011 Private Equity Manager Leadership Award, Founding Board Member of the Midwest Chapter of the Private Equity CFO Association, Member of the NVCA/CFO Task Force. Partner and CFO of Adams Street Partners, Chicago.
Graduate of the University of Minnesota and Harvard Business School. Managing Partner and member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of Advent International Corporation, a private equity firm. Served as an officer in the United States Navy and a Vietnam veteran. Formerly a CPA with a predecessor firm of Deloitte LLP, and Director of Manufacturing Finance for Prime Computer.
President, Civil War Preservation Trust; former partner, Miles and Stockbridge; former Secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation, Anne Arundel County Executive, and member of the Maryland Legislature.
Graduate of Westminster College in 1963; University of Texas Law School, 1969; represents many businesses in the oil and gas industry; formerly General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Devon Energy, Oklahoma City; partner with Mayer, Brown & Platt, NYC; Senior Vice President, Bankers Trust Company; partner with Hardesty, Whyte, Hemphill & Ligon, Washington, DC; partner, Bracewell & Patterson, Washington, DC; director with BlueKnight Energy Partners, Heritage Trust Company, Panhandle Oil and Gas, Post Rock Energy Partners and Pre-Paid Legal Services; U.S. Army, Captain, Military Intelligence, Vietnam; avid Civil War buff since he was 10; three ancestors with Civil War lineage.
Jeff McClanathan is a partner with Gregory, Sharer and Stuart, CPAs, St. Petersburg, Florida. He serves on the following: Strategic Planning Committee of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Chairman and Board of Trustees President for the HTR Foundation; Board of Trustees, Canterbury School of Florida; Board of Trustees, All Children's Hospital.
Graduate, University of Virginia; President and CEO, Silver Eagle Distributors, Inc.; Chairman of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation; Chairman, Texas Historical Commission; Board of Directors, Greater Houston Partnership; National Trustee, Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Stephan F. Newhouse is the former President of Morgan Stanley & Co., an international investment bank and also former Chairman of Morgan Stanley International Inc, the holding company for all of Morgan Stanley’s non-North American subsidiaries.
Independent exhibit curator, researcher, writer, producer. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. BS degree, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. MS degree, University of Maryland, College Park. Former curator/registrar at the University of Maryland Costume Collection, the DAR Museum, and Gadsby's Tavern Museum in Alexandria, VA. Officer, Chantilly Battlefield Association. Member, 5th NY Duryee's Zouaves.
Senior Lecturer, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University; former Chairman & CEO, Hyperion Solutions Corp. Previous executive positions with Ingram Micro and Federal Express. Board member of Accelrys Corp. (San Diego) and Resource Interactive, LLC (Columbus). Member of President's Council, Colonial Williamsburg. Graduate, The Ohio State University (MBA, '76, BSME '75).
Former president and CEO, All Children's Health System, St. Petersburg, Florida; Past President, National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions; Chairman, Child Health Corporation of America; Trustee, HTR Foundation.
Graduate, Florida State University. Bestselling author of several books. His books Gods and Generals and To the Last Man were awarded the American Library Association's prestigious "William Young Boyd Award" for excellence in military fiction.
Graduate of the College of Wooster (Ohio) and Columbia University School of Law; law practice as Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in D.C., Assistant Chief Counsel for the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Associate Chief Counsel for Drugs to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Now Senior Counsel, Arnold & Porter LLP.
Graduate, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Retired Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve. Most recently chief executive officer of Carret and Company, a New York-based advisory firm sold in 2004. Previously affiliated with Lynch & Mayer, Inc. as senior vice president of marketing and Franklin Templeton Investments as executive vice president. Trustee of Randolph-Macon Woman's College.